Tag Archives: National Security Agency


Posted 12 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Activist Groups Unite in Suit Against NSA Surveillance

What do advocates for gun rights, marijuana reform, environmental protection and open Internet have in common? They’re all concerned about being spied on by the government. And they’re suing. In total, 19 organizations joined forces as plaintiffs in a complaint filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has pursued lawsuits against alleged government spying for several years. This latest suit accuses the National Security Agency (NSA) of violating the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments by conducting dragnet surveillance of …

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Posted 1 year ago in Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Wiretapping Pits Privacy Against Security [Infographic]

Where do you draw the line in balancing security with privacy? The www.whocalledmyphone.com infographic traces significant legal developments, which document the tension between security and privacy in U.S. history. The graph begins with the creation of the 4th Amendment and chronologically follows subsequent legal events, including creation of the PRISM program and the disclosures of Edward Snowden. Review the infographic below. Let us know where you stand on governmental invasion of privacy and its justification of needing to protect people.

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Snowden Twists in the Wind as Government Attacks Whistleblowers

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s whereabouts remain in limbo, stalled while he tries to find a country to accept and protect him. Snowden applied for asylum from Russia this week while holed up in the Moscow airport, after Ecuadorian officials hemmed and hawed over whether to provide him a temporary travel document. He reportedly has applied for asylum in nearly 20 other countries as well. Snowden had initially fled to Hong Kong before moving on to Russia, after leaking documents demonstrating …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Mike Mintz  
New Law Will Let the Feds Monitor Your Email

A new pending law called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA) might make your email a matter of national security. The proposed legislation could include monitoring of your e-mails, filtering content and blocking access to sites. Critics of the proposed statute argue that it would let internet service providers monitor you for possible infringement of intellectual property, which might include downloading a TV show or watching it on a site like Hulu, posting pictures on Pinterest that …

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